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Police investigate alleged hate notes directed at Polish community

Police are investigating the alleged delivery of hate leaflets to Polish people Credit: PA Images

Police in Cambridgeshire are investigating suspected post-referendum racism after abusive notes were allegedly posted through letterboxes of Polish people.

Some Poles living in Huntingdon apparently received laminated cards reading 'Leave the EU - no more Polish Vermin.'

Inspector Nick Percival said the police were "aware" of the incident and were investigating.

He urged anyone with information about the source of the notes to contact the police.

The area voted by 54 per cent to 46 in favour of quitting the European Union.


Two jailed for violent attack on birthday party guests

Zane Harrison and Danny Armstrong. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

Two men who violently attacked a group as they celebrated a baby's first birthday have been jailed.

Zane Harrison, 21, and Danny Armstrong, 24, both pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and were given prison sentences of four years eight months and three years respectively.

The four victims had been at a first birthday party at Great Northern Street in Huntingdon in August last year when they went outside for a cigarette.

Harrison, of Dunnock Way, St Ives, and Armstrong, of Bernard Road, Brampton, approached them and launched an unprovoked attack with a wooden bat.

The men were left injuries including fractures to the eye socket and jaw.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital board agree merger with Peterborough

Hinchingbrooke Hospital could merge with Peterborough City Hospital. Credit: PA

The board of Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon has agreed to go ahead with the potential merger with Peterborough City Hospital.

At a public meeting today, the board accepted a recommendation to work on a full business case for the merger.

The hospitals say working together will help to ease financial pressures, but it's been criticised by the local MP Jonathan Djanogly.

Jonathan Djanogly isn't impressed by the plans. Credit: PA

We feel that we want to have a local trust, with its own board that represents local people and we are very concerned that we will be swallowed up in the whole.

I think what we saw today was a clear questioning of the financial viability of the proposed new trust.

The case financially has not yet been made and that was recognised I think by the board.

– Jonathan Djanogly MP

Concern for missing Wyton man after dog is found by police

John Hadley. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police in Cambridgeshire say they're growing "increasingly concerned" for the welfare of an elderly man who has gone missing.

84-year-old John Hadley from Wyton near Huntingdon went to walk his dog earlier this morning on Hemingford Meadow but hasn't returned.

He was wearing a donkey jacket which has since been found along with his dog.

Police and John’s family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare and would urge anyone who has seen him, or may know where he is, to contact us immediately.

– Superintendent Nick Church

Bomb squad in action in Huntingdon

Bomb disposal teams at work in Huntingdon Credit: Trevor Crooks

The bomb squad have been called in after reports of a suspicious package left at a bank in Huntingdon.

A police cordon has been set up on the High Street, and shoppers asked to leave buildings and shops in the town centre.

The package was found at the Santander Bank.

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